Murilo Portugal appointed to the board of directors of the founders of Thomson Reuters Share Company

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TORONTO, January 10, 2022 / CNW / – Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company today announced that it has appointed Murilo Portugal to its board of directors.

The Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company acts as the guardian of the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Established in 1941, the Principles of Trust are designed to preserve the independence, integrity and freedom from bias of Thomson Reuters in the collection and dissemination of information and news. The new appointment takes effect immediately.

Mr. Portugal has a long and established career in the public and private sectors in Brazil, and in international organizations. From 1980 to 1984, he was advisor in the cabinet of the director of cabinet of the president of Brazil, then served as Principal Economic Advisor at the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil from 1990 to 1992. He was then appointed Secretary of the National Treasury, where he played a key role in the implementation of the Real Plan for economic stabilization. He was also Deputy Minister of Finance from 2005 to 2006.

In addition to his experience in Brazil, Mr. Portugal was Executive Director of the World Bank Group and Executive Director and Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). At the IMF, he oversaw the Fund’s relations with 81 countries on five continents. He was also president of the Brazilian Federation of Banks and served on the board of directors of Banco do Brazil, Caixa Econômica Federal, Electrobras and IRB Brazil RE.

Kim williams, Chairman of the Board of Founders Share Company, said: “I am delighted to welcome Murilo Portugal to the Trustees of the Thomson Reuters Principles of Trust. I am sure that it will make a nice contribution to our thinking by upholding the Principles and ensuring that we act at all times in a manner consistent with best ethical practices, ensuring that values ​​are at the heart of the successful upholding of the Principles over the past 80 years are sustained through sensitive and sustained vigilance. “

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